In our collection of trophies, we have a tactical vest 6Sh117. It appeared in the Russian army in 2015 as part of the Ratnik combat gear. This gear was first presented in 2011 and was highlighted during the annexation of Crimea by the Russian military. It officially started to be supplied to the Russian army in 2015.
Ratnik is a source of pride for the occupiers. They consider this gear to be the best in the world because dozens of military industrial enterprises in Russia were involved in its development, supposedly taking into account all the aspects of modern warfare. The standard tactical vest is included in the “Rifleman” configuration.
The vest in our collection is in good condition, washed, and no longer smells like “Russian world.” It was imported into Ukraine in violation of the rules and was confiscated by brave soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Now it is part of the great history of the battle of the Ukrainian people for freedom and independence in 2022-2023.
You can read more about the Ratnik program here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ratnik_(program)
You can also see an overview of the 6Sh117 tactical vest here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1axMZiMOaw